Feet of Meat
(8 – 10 Servings)
2 ½ pounds ground beef or meat loaf mixture
1 t. minced garlic
½ cup breadcrumbs or oatmeal
½ cup milk or water
1 envelope (1 ounce) onion soup mix
8 Brazil nuts (Fillmore’s) or Almonds
2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce or ketchup
1. Preheat oven to 350*. Mix ground beef, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, egg and onion soup mix in large bowl until blended. Remove and set aside 1 cup of the mixture.
2. Dived remaining mixture in half and shape each half into an oval about 7 x 4 inches. Place oval shapes side – by – side on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide reserved mixture into 8 balls and place 4 balls at end of each oval to form toes. Press 1 Brazil nut into each toe to form toenails. Brush meat loaf with barbecue sauce and bake 1 ½ hours.
(Notes: Instead of breadcrumbs, I used crushed garlic and herb croutons. I also added 2 Tablespoons of chili powder to this recipe. I also used the cheapest generic BBQ sauce from City Market – go figure). If you make this as one combined whole instead of the feet/stumps, it will take longer to cook – (my other recipes call for 2 ½ - 3 hours).